Rise of Tokyo in Color, Season 1

Rise of Tokyo in Color, Season 1

Rise of Tokyo in Color

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2018-06-04
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 1
  • iTunes Price: USD 1.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 2.99


It's a city that transformed itself from a sprawl of wooden dwellings into a huge modern metropolis. Over 150 years, Tokyo has risen from the ashes twice--from an epic earthquake and a devastating series of bombings--rebuilding itself into the world's largest city. Examine the evolution and modernization of Tokyo through digitally remastered and colorized archival footage.


Title Time Price
1 Rise of Tokyo in Color 44:11 Season Only Buy on iTunes



  • not bad

    By PissedOff.
    Mostly, the narrator's voice is mega annoying and doesnt feel right for the topic. I grew up in Tokyo, from 1972-76 when there were very few gaijin. I dont know if this would be as insteresting to someone who hadn’t but maybe. Happy to see Japan at all, frankly.
  • 1960s Civics Lesson Video

    By Mission Accomplished
    Much of this show is not about Tokyo. Most of it covers Japan's rise as an imperialist power and its attacks on China. The show begins with video from the 19th century and early 20th century and a discussion of its development and the fires and earthquakes that devastated the city but the focus quickly shifts to Manchuria and the Japanses military. If you know the basics of Japan's history then this show is largely a waste of time.